Obituaries Feb. 21, 2010

By NEMS Daily Journal

Irene Forbes
STEWART – Irene K. Forbes, 89, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Greensboro Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackie Lambert
BOONEVILLE – Jackie Don Lambert, 57, died, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at his home in Booneville.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Patricia Hendrix
RIDGELAND – Patricia ‘Pat’ Nicholson Hendrix, 71, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in Hattiesburg. She was born in Jackson on July 21, 1938. She was employed as the Deputy Circuit Clerk of Jackson and had been a faithful employee for the past 25 years. She was known by all who loved her as a woman who valued her family above all else. She was often called MeeMaw or MaMaw, not only by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, but the multitude of people she came into contact with everyday. She was a woman of great strength, fierce determination and abundant love.
Services will be at 11a.m. Monday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel on Highland Colony Parkway with Father Michael Nations officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
Survivors include her son, Michael Grey Jones and his wife, Shelley of Tupelo; three daughters, Kathryn Resio and her husband, Don of Vicksburg, Cynde Houston and her husband, Mike of Richland and Wynde Fitts and her husband, Gene of Hattiesburg; one brother, Carl L. Nicholson and his wife, Martha of Hattiesburg; six grandchildren, Amy Jackson and her husband, Tony, Ashley Davidson and her husband, Jeff, Nathan Jones, Lora Claire Jones, Kayla Jones and Amanda Jones; five great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jackson, Drew Jackson, Addison Jackson, Ryan Davidson and Holden Davidson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen, P.O. Box 16451 Jackson, MS 39236 (601)454-1691 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 1-800-8058-5856.

Peggy Markham
AMORY – Peggy Ann Pickle Markham, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after an extended illness. Born Dec. 22, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Leo Preston and Edna Mae Irvin Pickle. She had lived in Birmingham and most of her life in Monroe County. Before her retirement, she was an employee of Amory Garment Co. and a Baptist. She enjoyed watching TV and being with her dog, Sheba.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Brent Hamock officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include the father of her children, William Cleveland Markham of Hodges, Ala.; two daughters, Shelia Markham (Doug Thompson) of Hamilton and Sharon D. Roebuck (Perry) of Hamilton; one brother, Leo Preston Pickle Jr. (Doris) of Hatley; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Smith of Birmingham; and four grandchildren, Tiffany Dawn Roebuck, Christopher Perry Roebuck, Daniel Wayne Roebuck and Cadden Cash Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shelby Jean Plunkett; and a brother, Robert E. Pickle.
Pallbearers were Adam ‘12’ Brown, Timmy Pickle, Dewayne Pickle, George ‘Bubba’ Jones, Johnny Hall, Tim Pace and Robin Dale Bennett.
Everett Taylor Jr
OXFORD – Everett Norman Taylor Jr., 68, retired Human Resources Director, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He enjoyed a career in Human Resources for 40 plus years. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Loyal Order of Odd Fellows and RSVP. He was an Auxilary Probation Officer, a member of the Presbyterian Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Eakes officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Taylor of Oxford; two sons, Everett N. Taylor III and his wife, Amy, of Fredricksburg, Va. and James R. ‘J.R.’ Taylor and his wife, Heather, of Richmond, Va.; one brother, James N. Taylor of Springhill, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in Mr. Taylor’s memory be made to the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN, 38314.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

Grace Scott
RED BAY – Grace Elliott Scott, 92, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, after an extended illness at Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home in Florence, Ala. She was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Mississippi to Tarpley and Dena Nelson Elliott. She was a member of New Providence Primitive Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. Clinton Barnett, the Rev. Dean Timbes and the Rev. Bobby Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Glover of Florence; three granddaughters, Donna Rowe (Rick), Rhonda Ray and friend, Wayne Rainey and Dena Ray; four great-grandchildren, Brandy Kimbrough, Blake Rowe, Kyle Kelley and Brooke Ray; her sister, Una McNiel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Scott, a great-grandson, Jacob Kelley; five brothers, Dexter, Dayton, Edward, Fred and Aubrey Elliott; three sisters, Minnie Stricklin, Mamie Timbes and Lula Mae Elliott; a son-in-law, Morris Glover; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Rick Rowe, Blake Rowe, Kyle Kelley, Wayne Rainey, Billy Elliott and Ronnie Timbes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Stricklin, Morris Timbes, Charles Elliott, Tommy South, Larry South and Walter Epps.
Visitation will be until service time today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Holcomb
FULTON – Jimmy Dale Holcomb, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.
Heather Ramirez
CAIRO – Heather Memory Opal Vargas Ramirez, 7 months, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at her home. She loved to try and be like her big sister, getting into everything, laughing and playing. She loved it when her dad would sing to her. She also loved going to church and her family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Steve Denton officiating. Burial will be in Cairo Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, April Bunting; her father, Christopher Codi Vargas Ramirez; her big sister, Theora Patricia Faith Rutledge; her grandpa, James Darrell Hill; her nana, Lisdann Hill; her grandpas, Ezequiel Ramirez and Jose Tirado; her mamaw, Brenda Gail Tirado; her great-grandmas, Linda C. Haulcomb and Barbara Gail Hall; her uncles, Frederick D. Bunting, Darrell L. Hill, Corey D. Hill and Eilla R. Parker; her aunts, Melissa G. McKibben, Brandi G. Ramirez, Nicole G. Ramires and Mia V. Ramirez; others in Florida; her grandparents, Freddy Bunting and Tammy Bunting; her uncles, Cody Bunting and Garrett Bunting; Jessica Bunting; and Samantha Bunting.
She was preceded in death by her aunt, Heather Bunting; great-grandma, Katie Theora Haulcomb; and Kenneth Haulcomb.
Pallbearers will be Corey D. Hill, Darrell Hill and Ezequiel Ramirez
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Betty Zondlo
COLUMBUS – Betty Ann Zondlo, 67, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial-GT in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.

William Cox
MOOREVILLE – William G. Cox, 59, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in San Bernardino, Ca. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Senter Funeral Home in Fulton.

James Kiddy
CORINTH – James F. Kiddy, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors.

Kari Whitehead
GOLDEN – Kari Lynn Whitehead, 31, died Friday, Feb.19, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Antioch Baptist Church in Golden. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.
Annis Pettigrew
TUPELO – Annis L. Pettigrew, 97, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks after a short illness. A Nettleton native, she was born May 23, 1912, to Bruce and Maggie Coggins Young. She was married to Curtis Pettigrew, who preceded her in death on April 17, 1994. She was retired after many years with the Nettleton Schools where she worked in the school cafeteria. She loved flower gardening and working in her yard. She enjoyed cooking for her family and especially loved doting over her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Shiloh United Methodist Church of Nettleton and remained active in the Church until her health declined.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aubrey Boren and the Rev. Tommy R. Dabbs officiating. Burial will be in New Chapel Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Leon Pettigrew (Diana) of Nettleton; two sisters, Gerall Monaghan of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Eva Monaghan of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren, Lynn Harmon (Gerald), Lindy Green (Danny Wayne) and Curt Pettigrew (Jenna) all of Nettleton; two step-grandchildren, Suzanne Sullivan of Nettleton and Michael Jones of Mooreville; four great-grandchildren, Jason Harmon (Caitie), Blake Green, Jacob Green and Ethan Pettigrew, all of Nettleton; two step-great-grandchildren, Josh Sullivan of Nettleton and Katie Jones of Mooreville; and one great-great grandson, Adam Harmon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Johnnie Carl Monaghan and Lucille Payne; and four brothers, Sam Thomas Young, Harvey Young, Noel Young and Dave Young.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Monaghan, Bobby Joe Young, Herman Young, Michael Jones, Lance Payne and Wayne Morgan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Mary Morrow
AMORY – Mary Helen Morrow, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at her home. She was born in New Madrid, Mo. on May 3, 1946, to Mrs. Classie Canady and Thomas Canandy. She was married to Hosea Morrow, and they settled in Amory in 1971. She was a member of New Prospect MBC Church in Nettleton. She retired from True Temper Sports, where she was employed for 29 years.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Prospect MBC Church in Nettleton. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Hosea Morrow; a daughter, Shana; a son, Joseph; two sisters, Velma Mason of Matthew, Mo. and Elsie Canaday of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Krissten and Krisstina Morrow of Amory; and a host of nieces, nephews and others relatives.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 1:30 until service time Tuesday at the church.

Henry Jackson
LAMAR – Henry T. Jackson, 73, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home in Holly Springs.

Robert Rose
RIPLEY – Robert Edward Rose, 95, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
To view and sign online guestbook, visit www.mcbridefuneralhome.com.

Nora Fryar
DUMAS – Nora Lee Fryar, 100, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home in Ripley.
Willie Buggs
HOULKA – Willie A. Buggs died Feb. 15, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Trinity Outreach Church of God in Christ with the Superintendent Huggins officiating. Burial was in East Chickasaw Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Elmore
OXFORD – Patsy Ruth ‘Pat’ Alexander Elmore, 80, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was Professor Emerita at the University of Mississippi, where she was a professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. She was a former Extension Home Economist for Louisianna State University and a former Professor of Home Economics at Eastern Illinois University. She was a member of the American and Mississippi Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences and a member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. She was a member of Oxford-University United Methodist Church and a commissioned missionary with the United Methodist Church. She was appointed as a missionary to the Crandon Institute, Montevideo, Uruguay and then served as a missionary in Cuba. She was a retired part-time pastor for the United Methodist Church Mississippi Annual Conference serving in several local churches.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Laura E. Leon of Vicksburg; three stepsons, C. Alan Elmore of Gulfport, George Elmore of Grafton, Mass. and David Elmore of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Ethel A. Wilkes of Farmerville, La.; one brother, Don C. Alexander of Sterlington, La.; and host of nieces of nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret A. Houland, Sydney A. Gray and Peggy Ledger; and one brother, Paul W. Alexander.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Elmore’s memory be made to Interfaith Compassion Ministry, 904 North Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.